At Chicago, we do not wait for LC to finish records which are in-process,
because we never know how long this is going to take. If one
of the catalogers has selected such a book for cataloging, he or
she finishes it and hopes that LC makes use of our work.
aAt 03:14 PM 7/25/01 -0500, you wrote:
I'd like to know how others are dealing with in-process records found in the LC database. Do you just put your book aside and wait? Do you have a time limit before cataloging an item yourself? What's a reasonable period of time to wait before doing it yourself? I have in hand a work by a 15th century Sicilian and written in the Sicilian dialect. It would be easy to go ahead and finish it off myself; it's been in process at LC since April. Note to LC folks: Do you routinely search again for copy before completing an in-process record?
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